The Filter and Display menus and toolbars

The toolbars are BELOW the graphic-area.

Filter toolbar to help you select different element types.
Display Elements to show or hide different element types.

Filter and Display menus

Menu-Filters


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Display Filters toolbar

Display toolbar is BELOW the graphic-area.

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Display Filters toolbar

Display Filters toolbar
[All filters Selected]

Display Filters icons

Icon-DispFilt-Planes

Click to hide Planes from the graphic-area.

Note: the active Mechanism-Editor shows only those Planes that are its 'children'.

Icon-DispFilt-Axes

Click to hide Part Axes from the graphic-area.

Icon-DispFilt-Parts

Click to hide Part-Outlines and Joints from the graphic-area.

Icon-DispFilt-Points

Click to hide Points from the graphic-area.

Icon-DispFilt-Sketches

Click to hide Sketch-Elements from the graphic-area.

Icon-DispFilt-Profiles

Click to hide Profiles from the graphic-area.

Note: It is possible to select Profile elements in 'Other Sketch-Elements' when the 'Show Other Mechanisms' tool is used.

To select a Profile in another Mechanism-Editor is necessary (Add 3D-Cam), or inconvenient (Add Reference Geometry).

Icon-DispFilt-DXFCAD

Click to hide from the graphic-area display the CAD-Lines, all DXF Outlines and Solids that you have imported onto CAD-Lines.

Icon-DispFilt-CADLine

Click to hide DXF Points in the DXF Drawings from the graphic-area. Other DXF Entities stay in the graphic-area.

DXF Points sometimes show at each end of each DXF Entity in a DXF Drawing that you have imported. If there are many DXF Points, for example every point around a Cam you have imported, they hide the underlying DXF Drawing.

Icon-DispFilt-Mecs

Click to hide Camlinks Outlines from the graphic-area.

('Camlinks' was a 2D kinematics software package. MechDesigner has replaced it).

Icon-DispFilt-FBs

Click to hide Function-Blocks, Input-Connectors and Output-Connectors from the graphic-area.

Icon-DispFilt-Dims

Click to hide:

- or -

Click Filters menu > Display Function-Blocks

Icon-DispFilt-GearPairs

Click to hide Gear-Pairs

Icon-DispFilt-2DCams

Click to hide 2D Cams

 

Icon-DispFilt-3DCams

Click to hide 3D-Cams

Selection Filters Toolbar

Selection toolbar is BELOW the graphic-area.

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Selection Filters toolbar

Selection Filters toolbar
[All filter elements selected]

Selection Filters icons

Icon-SeleFilt-Planes

Click to select Planes.

To Click a Plane in the Mechanism graphic-area, use the Show Model in mechanism tool.

Icon-SeleFilt-Parts

When selected, you can select Parts and BaseParts by clicking the Part-Outline

Note: The CAD-Line is NOT a Part.

Icon-SeleFilt-Points

Click to select Points.

Icon-SeleFilt-Lines

Click to select Lines and CAD-Lines.

Icon-SeleFilt-Circle

Click to select Circles and Arcs.

Icon-SeleFilt-Dims

Click to select Dimensions.

The Dimensions you can select include:

Dimensions in the Part-Editor
Measurement Dimensions and the Measurement FB in the Mechanism-Editor
Motion-Dimensions and the Motion-Dimension FB, Icon-FBinGA-MotDimSlider or Icon-FBinGA-MotDimRocker,, in the Mechanism-Editor

Icon-SeleFilt-Profiles

Click to select Profiles.

Top-Tip: If the sketch-loop hides the Primary or Secondary contour, click the contour you can see.

Icon-SeleFilt-FBs

Click to select Function-Blocks [but not Measurement FBs, and not Motion-Dimension FBs]

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Note: Use the Dimension Filter [See Above], Icon-SeleFilt-Dims, to filter Motion-Dimension,Icon-FBinGA-MotDimSlider  or, Icon-FBinGA-MotDimRocker

Icon-SeleFilt-Joints

Click to select Joints.


 

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd